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    Re: Another 50mm f1.8 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Timer
    Only price! The f1.8 only cost me one bill.
    Since you relented on the 1.2 here is something you can spend some of the money you saved on.....

    Gotta love the DoF.

    BTW shot on a full frame 5D.
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    Re: Another 50mm f1.8 Thread

    The 1.2/full frame combo makes the bokeh as smooth as cream cheese! : )
    Nice work. Is this shot straight out of the camera, or was there a little pp?

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    Re: Another 50mm f1.8 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by MB1
    Since you relented on the 1.2 here is something you can spend some of the money you saved on.....

    Gotta love the DoF.

    BTW shot on a full frame 5D.
    OK you convinced me now that I have a full frame (D700) I'll have to buckle the 50 up and see how it performs.
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    Re: Another 50mm f1.8 Thread

    I'll play
    50mm f/1.8 wide open 1600 ISO
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    Re: Another 50mm f1.8 Thread

    Those are wonderful shots, Paul. The DOF and light are perfect.
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    Re: Another 50mm f1.8 Thread

    Yep even in the Seattle area well 30 miles north we got a little snow last night. Our Kids(oops I mean dogs) could spend hours on end in it especially Nanook the husky. Bummed this shot isn't as sharp as I wanted in the Husky's face oh well. Shot with 50mm 1.8

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    Re: Another 50mm f1.8 Thread

    Turning the channel
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    Re: Another 50mm f1.8 Thread

    here is my contribution!
    these were both shot with my 50mm f/1.8!
    some christmas love here aswell

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    Re: Another 50mm f1.8 Thread

    posted in the window light thread too. Shot w/ the 50mm f1.8. 400iso, f2.8 shooting Av mode, 125s. All have I have is the nifty fifty and the cheap kit lens that came w/ my camera, the 50mm stays on 99.9% of the time.
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    Re: Another 50mm f1.8 Thread

    Two very different photos, same 50-f/1.4 lens from today

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    Re: Another 50mm f1.8 Thread

    Playing around with my new 50mm lens the other night, so i thought i would contribute to this thread.
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    Re: Another 50mm f1.8 Thread

    I just picked up this lens today, so far Im a little frustrated and dissa pointed with the results granted most of what I have shot have been indoors at night with the lights on but what I have shot so far is blury or not very sharp without a trypod is this to be expexted?




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    Re: Another 50mm f1.8 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by titan
    I just picked up this lens today, so far Im a little frustrated and dissa pointed with the results granted most of what I have shot have been indoors at night with the lights on but what I have shot so far is blury or not very sharp without a trypod is this to be expexted?
    No this is not typical of this lens. Even under low light conditions with good technique and a shutter speed of 1/60 generally you can get good results. Which 50mm do you have and what were your settings?
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    Re: Another 50mm f1.8 Thread

    I have the canon f1.8 ver 2, with the rebel xsi. I used the p mode I forget what the settings were. no flash. are most folks using a tripod?

    thanks for the reply, bob btw I used every mode and took somewhere in the area of 100 pics tonight and the majoraty where not very sharp unless I used a tripod

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    Re: Another 50mm f1.8 Thread

    Oh okay, I'll play again...Canon XTi + 50mm 1.8, ISO 1600, on New Years Day.

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    Re: Another 50mm f1.8 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by titan
    I have the canon f1.8 ver 2, with the rebel xsi. I used the p mode I forget what the settings were. no flash. are most folks using a tripod?
    Titan, I generally avoid the P mode and use Av mode for the most part. My shots above were all handheld (I rarely use a tripod). But I also used a bit of fill flash from my 550EX.

    I don't see why you can't get sharp pictures from your lens unless it is defective.

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    Re: Another 50mm f1.8 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by titan
    I have the canon f1.8 ver 2, with the rebel xsi. I used the p mode I forget what the settings were. no flash. are most folks using a tripod?

    thanks for the reply, bob btw I used every mode and took somewhere in the area of 100 pics tonight and the majoraty where not very sharp unless I used a tripod
    If you are getting sharp images with a tripod than that would indicate that the problem is camera motion. Try aperture priority mode with your f stop on 1.8 and see if you get a shutter speed reading of 1/60 you should be able to hand hold and get acceptable sharp images. With good technique or bracing yourself against a good solid object you should be able to go even slower. The main thing is get out of P mode, the camera is averaging out shutter speed and aperture and is giving you too slow of a shutter speed. Adjust you ISO until you can get the shutter speed you need.
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    Re: Another 50mm f1.8 Thread

    thanks for the advice, I will practice this weekend and report back

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    Re: Another 50mm f1.8 Thread

    Schrackman,

    I love the last two picture. Those toes are so adorable... What kind of dog is that?

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    Re: Another 50mm f1.8 Thread

    Thanks James!

    I believe the puppy is a Boston & Rat Terrier mix. Very cute now, but I have no idea what it will look like once full grown.

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    Re: Another 50mm f1.8 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by schrackman
    Oh okay, I'll play again...Canon XTi + 50mm 1.8, ISO 1600, on New Years Day.

    Ray

    Great results Ray! And I LOVE those borders!

    My images always seem so soft to me. Maybe it's my old age and my shaky hands.
    I need to get a 50 mm with an IS on it haha.

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    Re: Another 50mm f1.8 Thread

    Im starting to think there is something wrong with the lens, I took the first shot in front of a big window with lots of natural light coming in no direct sunlight first pic was in av mode iso 400 f1.8 ss 1/400 btw the camera focused sharp as a tack throught the viewfinder and I have very steady hands.



    the second one everything was the same except it was 1/200 ss


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    Re: Another 50mm f1.8 Thread

    Thank you Alison!

    titan....Hmm...the only thing I can think of is to check your AF/M button on the side of the lens and make sure it's in the AF position.

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    Re: Another 50mm f1.8 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by schrackman
    Thank you Alison!

    titan....Hmm...the only thing I can think of is to check your AF/M button on the side of the lens and make sure it's in the AF position.

    Ray

    I double checked it is on af, when I focus its sharp as a tack through the viewfinder!

    maybe I will just stick with the kit lens with is it seems to do a better job, which is odd

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    Re: Another 50mm f1.8 Thread

    I'd send the lens back for a replacement. There's no reason why you shouldn't be able to get a sharp, focused picture with it. And once you get a good working lens, you'll never want to be without that 50mm.

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